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Re: Newbie question..

> How do I cut or removed the lines of a file starting from the EOF (end
> of the file) up to the 500th lines?

If I am understanding you want to remove all lines after the 500th line?

I would tend to use vi or pico and just highlight the unwanted text and
delete it.

> Will tr, cut or sed be used? can someone point me to some web pages where
> there are tutorials or books about tr,cut, sed or awk?

Otherwise assuming it was a text file I would most likely just do:

head -500 testfilename >> newfilename.txt

That will take the first 500 lines of testfilename and 'copy' them into a
file called newfilename.txt

Hope this helps,


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